~ Circa 1860 Spanish Navaja Knife With Horn Grip ~
The navaja is a traditional Spanish folding-blade fighting and utility knife. One of the oldest folding knife patterns still in production, the first true navajas originated in the Andalusian region of southern Spain. In Spain, the term navaja is often used to generally describe all folding-blade knives.
This knife has brass fittings and a horn grip.
The blade is engraved on both sides, one foliate, the other linear.
It locks tightly into place with almost no play whatsoever.
There are no marks or stamps on the blade or on the frame.
~ Dimensions ~
The length of the blade is 17.5 cm (6.9 inches) and the overall length of the navaja is 40 cm (15.8 inches). When the blade is folded the length is 22 cm (8.6 inches).
The weight of the knife is 185 grams.
~ Condition ~
The knife is in good used condition. The blade has no traces of rust, very minor pitting and a decent patina.
The horn grip has two short cracks, one on each side of the folding blade niche, it is in a stable condition.
The brass fittings are in a general good order with wear signs.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the knife can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.